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Ginseng Restaurant

15 Flinders Way | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
+61 2 6260 8346
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good54%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck pancakes” (10 reviews)
“bok choy” (2 reviews)
“eggplant dish” (2 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
15 Flinders Way | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2018

The restaurant is downmarket in its appearance, dingy decor and in need of a renovation. The spring rolls were not crisp on the outside as they should be, instead they were like cardboard and very clearly frozen bought. They had very little colour on them...More

Thank TarakayAustralia
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We go often as we have a few fave dishes (noted below), it's BYO, staff are friendly and attentive + the prices are reasonable for Manuka. During warmer weather it's often pleasant as they open up the front window and there's also outdoor seating on...More

Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Ginseng's combination laksa is my go-to feel-good meal, particularly when the winter lurgy hits. Just the right combination of spices, meats and noodles, it gets me feeling better in no time.

Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A bright little place for lunch in the Manuka shopping precinct. Their duck pancakes are great - good serve of meat with a crispy skin in a light pancake arced with cucumber and spring onion. The stir fry king prawns were good quality but the...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

One of my favourite restaurants in Manuka. Duck dishes are particularly good. Excellent service and takeaways available.

Thank margaretja2015
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We go here often as we have a few fave dishes (noted below), it's BYO, staff are friendly and attentive + the prices are reasonable for Manuka. During warmer weather it's often pleasant as they open up the front window and there's also outdoor seating...More

1  Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly and attentive service. I ordered the Malaysian chicken curry and jasmine tea. My food came quickly and did not disappoint. It came in a sizzling hot pot and the chicken was tender and tasty in a thick mild curry sauce with baby potatoes. I...More

Thank darrenhau1
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I remember I used to enjoy eating at Ginseng, and often it was very busy, but my last visit was in October 2016 and the restaurant was very quiet, and the food wasn't as good as I remember it to be. Perhaps that's why it's...More

1  Thank CK2617
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dumplings for entree; the accompanying shantung sauce had an unusual, but really yummy, flavour - would order again. Chicken with cashews for my wife and sizzling lamb for me (though of course we ate both dishes): steamed rice a little sticky but not noticeable when...More

Thank ChrisKenyon136
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Friendly service and great food. We are locals and go there often to pick up take away or dine in. I took my family from overseas and they loved the seafood and the rock salt squid.

Thank Patricia P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Flinders Way | Griffith, Canberra 2603, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6260 8346
Description
Located in the heart of Manuka, Ginseng is one of Canberra’s most loved Chinese restaurants. In a cosy two-storey complex, Ginseng serves up its own distinctive style of traditional Chinese, adding a subtle, contemporary touch to each dish. The menu is extensive, including all the Chinese favourites you love and some rustic traditional dishes you’ll fall in love with. The Duck pancakes are a must-try, and the stuffed eggplant a treat.
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